I just started a class with Martha Lever called "CalligraFun" and it is. Several of my online art buddies are right in their with me trying to see if we can learn the art of Fun Lettering! This is my first attempt.
This is the card I ended up with as my Christmas card for this year. Kept it really simple. I actually like my journal page better but that was too many layers and to much stuff to think about for a card. I used Kate's suggestion of simply drawing through wax paper as a resist for the cross. I couldn't believe how well it resisted the wc. This one is a postcard. I thought it would be cool for the mail people to actually see one of the cards they deliver. Happy Holidays!
I have played all day. Rainy and cold and the perfect day to stay in and work in my journal. Tried lots of media today working on lesson #3 of a great journal class with Kate. Quick sketches. Really really bad sketches - but good experience. I think all of those "bad" sketches helped me work out the plan for my Christmas card for this year. Hopefully tomorrow I will turn this into a 4x6 I can mail to friends and family. No PROCRASTINATING! We will see...
This was entirely too much fun! The excercise suggested using materials that are "at hand". Nothing special, no great art toys, just do it! Sooooooo - a felt tip pen and Crayola markers and there! You have to read the written part of the journal to see how I "clean my brush". HA!!!!!! Maybe a totally new fad!
Trying to work, take a wonderful journal class with Kate, read e-mails from my incredibly talented classmates and get ready for holidays is a little overwhelming. Problem is - I love it all - so nothing can go. So here is my drawing for this lesson using only pencil. This Christmas Cactus is sitting on my desk at school and I took about 15 to 20 minutes to do a sketch and write in my journal. It's amazing how good I feel when I'm done - even its something small!